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Archive of 2017 Planning and organizing.



What keynotes shall we have? Brainstorm below (subjects, and speaker suggestions optional but also ok)

Leaders Summit

Main article: 2017/Leaders

Similar to 2016/Leaders, the Leaders Summit sessions are open to everyone who has co-organized an IndieWebCamp from 2015-2017 or at least two Homebrew Website Club meetups during those years, and posted at least one meetup photo. If you're not sure, ask an organizer.


🤓 Have you helped organize an IndieWebCamp or series of Homebrew Website Clubs and want to help out with our annual IndieWebSummit? Add yourself below, and what you'd like to / are available help do to make the summit happen:

  • Aaron Parecki - onsite in Portland
  • Tantek Çelik - all kinds of wiki things (like this page and subpages), outreach, possibly cross-promotion with related events
  • ...


🤗 Participated in an IndieWebCamp and want to help out new folks? Or just passionate to help out any way you can? Add yourself here!

Sorry to miss you!

Onsite Considerations

  • food - vegetarian default
  • onsite childcare (was asked about the week before 2016, so we should look into options, costs, possible sponsorship thereof etc.) note: we did not put this together in time for 2017 so will have to try again for next year

Additional Event Links

Need to add IndieWeb Summit 2017 to:

Notes afterwards

Post-summit notes to keep in mind for future events.

  • This year we had 50 registrations, and ordered food for 40.
  • 31 people attended on day 1, and 21 attended on day 2.
  • Hot breakfast on day 1 was great, and many people ate the leftovers for lunch that day. We still had too much left over though.
  • We consistently have people drop out the second day, so we can likely order less food for the second day than the first.
  • We had way too many bagels for day 2 breakfast. We can probably order 1 bagel for every 2 people.
  • The afternoon coffee refresh was a good idea, but it should have come around 2pm instead of 3pm. Also we didn't need as much as was ordered. The 4 coffees in the morning was a good amount, and probably needed only 2 more in the afternoon.
  • An external sign out on the street would have made it easier to find.
  • Several remote attendees filled out the ti.to registration, so we should make sure it's clear that the ti.to registration is just for in-person attendance.
  • Some people registered on ti.to twice, a month apart. Not sure what the problem there was or how to fix it.
  • We lost the beginning of the demos because Wirecast on the computer that was recording/streaming to youtube crashed. In the future, we should record the Vidyo stream in the main room as well as a backup.
  • We forgot to take a group photo on day 2.
  • Designate a camera-free area for people to use to type in passwords when they want to make sure they aren't being livestreamed and filmed at multiple angles

Initial Planning

This is an archive of the initial planning for IndieWeb Summit 2017, originally found here.


Main article: 2017
  • 2017 - IndieWebSummit 2017 now planned! Save the dates and start planning your Portland travel.

Previously: planning/brainstorming

Can help co-organize:


Possible dates (Saturday+Sunday unless otherwise indicated)

Rejected dates (all well below two candidate dates above)

Vague date related thoughts:

  • 2.5 days again (half day leaders summit, 1 day intro/brainstorming, 1 day hackday)
  • ...

Other events with similar audiences:

Other events / possible conflicts:

See Also